ABSRC Ljubljana 2019

ABOUT ABSRC Ljubljana 2019

Advances in Business – Related Scientific research Conference (19th ABSRC conference) is an important international gathering of business and business-related sciences scholars and educators.

In addition to scientific papers, the focus is on various best practices and solutions, which are important for business-related policies and activities at the individual, organizational, group, network, local, regional, national, international, and global level.

ABSRC is a global conference. Researchers and practitioners from 50 different countries participated at the past ABSRCs.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Senior Lecturer Predrag Brlek, Ph.D.

Predrag Brlek was born in Varazdin and live in Zagreb, Croatia. He accomplished Doctoral Study at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences in the field of Technology of traffic and transport and his doctoral thesis was ‘Method of sanation of dangerous spots on roads with the use of geo-referenced video’. He took part at many conferences and has a more than forty technical and scientific publications in the field of traffic security, traffic planning and sustainable mobility which qualified him for obtaining a title a scientific associate in scientific area of technical sciences. His working experience started at Institute of Transportation and Communications Zagreb where he passed all phases from an expert associate through the leader of studies and projects to the director. In seventeen years he participated as a leader or author-contributor in more than a hundred traffic projects or studies. He worked at Polytechnic Nikola Tesla in Gospic as senior lecturer in Department for Road Traffic and he is visiting lecturer at Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, University of Zagreb. In the past two years he works as assistant professor at University North at Department of Logistics and Sustainable Mobility and is head of Logistics and mobility section. He is the University North’s leader of two Interreg projects in the field of sustainable- and electro-mobility, „Low-Carb“ and „E-MOB“ as well as the swiss-croatian cooperation project „Take a Brake!“ in the field of traffic security.

Economic aspects of sustainable mobility systems of the future

A report from the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs state that by 2050, 68% of the entire world’s population will live inside cities. Unfortunately, the transport system around the world has evolved preferring motorized traffic, mostly to the use of private cars, which causes congestion, … and is not safe. The exit can be found in sustainable modes of transport. Many new forms of mobility are becoming increasingly important and with deployment of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) in traffic system, will become even more significant. For this reason it is possible to believe that the aforementioned negative effects, as well as other external costs, will decrease over the years, thus enabling a more sustainable life for future generations.

Full Professor Mario Spremić, Ph. D.

Mario Spremić is a Full Professor at the Department of Informatics, Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Zagreb, Croatia and guest lecturer or visiting professor at some international institutions (Imperial College London, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana). He received a B.Sc. in Mathematical Sciences (in 1996.), M.Sc. in IT Management (in 1999.) and Ph.D. (in 2002) in Business, all from the University of Zagreb. He joined Faculty of Economics & Business (FEB Zagreb) in 2000, with the previous corporate experience as a computer programmer, project manager and executive manager. Mario has taken additional education from MIT Sloan School of Management (executive education in strategy and innovation) and EFMD Executive Academy (leadership). He has participated in many corporate-based projects and has a broad experience in international accreditations of higher education institutions, leading institutional processes towards achieving EPAS, EQUIS and AACSB accreditations. He is a scientist with the strong publication record (15 books and more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals, books and conference proceedings) mainly in area of digital transformation, digital technologies, ICT governance, ICT-induced innovations and game-changing organisations, cyber risk, cyber security, information system audit and digital business and is a frequent speaker at various corporate and international events.

Challenges of digital transformation: case studies and research results

The lecture will explain the most important trends in digital economy and discuss game-changing and digital or die scenarios imposed by use of digital technologies in different industries. Many companies use different types of digital technologies, like basic digital technologies (mobile technologies, social networks and communication platforms, cloud computing, sensors and IoT, big data), but also emerging digital technologies such as drones, robotics, augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR), face and speech recognition, deep learning algorithms, cognitive technologies (AI), addictive manufacturing (3D printing), wearable technologies, holograms, etc. Companies of all types and sizes, no matter of industries they compete in, should consider how to use all these digital technologies in order to innovate business model, conduct thorough digital transformation and respond to prevailing game-changing and digital or die scenarios. Several case studies of successful digital transformation will be explained and results of novel research in the area will be presented.

IMPORTANT DATES

Conference Program Dates

Thursday, November 14 2019

Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia (EU)

 Important Dates

Deadline for submissions of abstracts: October 15, 2019.

Final decision about abstract submission: October 15, 2019.

Deadline for submissions of papers (non-obligatory): October 15, 2019.

Final registration ends: October 15, 2019.

TOPICS

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Entrepreneurship, creativity, innovativeness and competitiveness (intrapreneurship, social entrepreneurship, high-tech entrepreneurship, dynamic entrepreneurship, female entrepreneurship, family entrepreneurship)
  • Qualitative and quantitative comparative analysis in business
  • Knowledge management and business model innovation – economic, social, cultural and environmental perspectives
  • Crisis management
  • Human resource management for entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and incubation
  • Digital marketing

PUBLICATIONS

Publishing opportunities

All selected abstracts/papers will be published in the ABSRC Ljubljana 2019 Proceedings.

The best papers will have the opportunity to be published in one of the following journals which are indexed/abstracted in several databases:

  • Business Systems Research Journal
  • Management: Journal of Contemporary Management Issues
  • Managing Global Transitions
  • Advances in Business-Related Scientific Research Journal

CONFERENCE CHAIR

Conference Chair: prof. dr. Ajda Fošner

Prof. dr. Ajda Fošner is employed as a full professor (subject area Mathematics) at GEA College. The primary research fields of dr. Ajda Fošner are noncommutative rings, linear algebra, and functional analyses. It should be mentioned that prof. dr. Ajda Fošner also focuses on the mathematical problems in quantum mechanics. Furthermore, she is involved in research on the field of quantitative methodology in social sciences. Prof. dr. Ajda Fošner participated with the original scientific contributions in numerous international conferences. She has worked as a researcher on several scientific projects on the field of mathematics, which is her primary research area, as well as on projects on other fields. Prof. dr. Ajda Fošner published many original scientific papers in prestigious international journals. This shows her productive and high quality research work. Visibility of her work is shown also with the total number of citations. She received several awards, such as Chancellor Award of University of Maribor and Award for scientific excellence of the University of Primorska.

COMITTEE ABSRC Ljubljana 2019

  • Suavi Ahipasaoglu, Okan University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Bostjan Antoncic, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Niksa Alfirevic, Faculty of Economics, University of Split, Croatia
  • Heri Bezic, University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia
  • Ionel Bostan, University “Stefan cel Mare” of Suceava, Suceava, Romania
  • Kresimir Buntak, University North, Koprivnica, Croatia
  • Patrycja Chodnicka, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
  • Alex F. DeNoble, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, U.S.A.
  • Ajda Fosner, GEA College, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Ana Globocnik Zunac, University North, Koprivnica, Croatia
  • Klodiana Gorica, University of Tirana, Albania
  • Dietmar Grichnik, University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Katherine Gundolf, GSCM – Montpellier Business School, Montpellier, France
  • Robert D. Hisrich, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A.
  • Mitja Jeraj, GEA College, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Nicholas S. Jewczyn, Ashford University, San Diego, California, U. S. A.
  • Ronald C. Johnson, American Public University, Charles Town, West Virginia, U.S.A.
  • Renata Karkowska, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
  • Claudine Kearney, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  • Imen Khanchel, University of Manouba, Tunisia
  • Alzbeta Kiralova, College of Business, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Ekaterina Kostina, Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University, Novosibirsk, Russia
  • Abey Kuruvilla, University of Wisconsin Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
  • Marina Letonja, GEA College, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Leonard H. Lynn, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.
  • Marjana Merkac Skok, GEA College, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Stephen O. Migiro, Graduate School of Business Leadership, Midrand, South Africa
  • Celina M. Olszak, University of Economics, Katowice, Poland
  • Mirjana Pejic Bach, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Cezar Scarlat, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
  • Seval Selіmoglu, Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey
  • Gangaram Singh, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, U.S.A.
  • Seweryn Spalek, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland
  • Stanislav Stofko, University of Zilina, Zilina, Slovakia
  • Dindayal Swain, International Management Institute, Bhubaneswar, India
  • Igor Todorovic, University of Banja Luka, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Jaka Vadnjal, GEA College, Ljubljana, Slovenia

CONFERENCE FEES

A1.REGULAR FEE FOR AUTHORS

190.00 EUR

For paper authors and presenters, VAT included.

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A2. REDUCED FEE FOR STUDENT AUTHORS

90.00 EUR

Reduced fee for student authors (the proof of student status required), VAT included.

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A3. ADDITIONAL PAPER/ABSTRACT FOR AUTHORS

70.00 EUR

For each additional paper (second, third,..) if the author is presenting more than one paper at the conference, VAT included.

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B1. REDUCED FEE FOR PARTICIPANTS (LISTENERS)

90.00 EUR

Reduced fee for participants (listeners), VAT included.

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Conference fees can be paid also via Bank Wire Transfer Details:
Bank: UniCredit banka Slovenija d.d., Šmartinska cesta 141, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Recipient: GEA College – Faculty of Entrepreneurship, Dunajska cesta 156, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Account no.: 2900 0005 2423 798
IBAN: SI56 02900 0005 2423 798
BIC / SWIFT: BACXSI22
Subject: ABSRC Ljubljana 2019 – the first name and the last name of the registered person

Important Note: Bank wire transfer fees are not covered by conference organizers.

At least one author per paper should register. Registration is completed when the conference fee payment is received. 

Conference fees cover ABSRC Ljubljana 2019 Proceedings, registrations and the conference program preparation. Authors and other conference participants will receive the ABSRC 2019 Proceedings and the proof of participation.  Drinks and snacks during session breaks and the awards prize giving will be prepared and sponsored by conference organizers and sponsors. All other expenses of the conference paper authors and other participants are not covered by conference fees and conference organizers and sponsors. Conference fees are non-refundable. Travel and lodging arrangements are done by conference participants on their own account. 

Conference Invitation Letter can be issued after the conference fee payment is received.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM ABSRC Ljubljana 2019

Thursday, 14th of November.

8:30 – 9:00  REGISTRATION

9:00 – 9:45  KEYNOTE TALK 1

Mario Spremić, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Challenges of digital transformation: case studies and research results

 9:45 – 10:30  KEYNOTE TALK 2

Predrag Brlek, University North, Croatia

Economic aspects of sustainable mobility systems of the future

 10:30 – 11:00 Cofee break

 11:00 – 15:00  SESSIONS

11:00 – 11:30  Henryk Seeger SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: CORPORATE ACTIVITIES ENCOURAGING VOLUNTARY MICRO-DONATIONS BY CUSTOMERS IN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES.
11:30 – 12:00  Michel Reimon FOUR FUNDAMENTAL STRATEGIES TO INFLUENCE AGENTS IN INTERACTIONS
12:00 – 12:30 Saša Zupan Korže ROBOTICS IN HOSPITALITY
12:30 – 13:00 Andrej Pompe DESIGNING THE IMAGE AND THE PERCEPTION OF THE CITY AND ITS’ BRAND: THE IMPORTANCE AND IMPACT OF QUALITATIVE URBANISTIC ELEMENTS
13:00 – 13:30 Ana Globočnik Žunac, Jasna Tukač, Vlatka Kordoš SUITABILITY OF NEUROLINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING METHODS IN BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
13:30 – 14:00 Iztok Sila, Jani Toroš WHY STUDENTS CHOOSE AN INSTITUTION TO STUDY
14:00 – 14:30 Krešimir Buntak, Matija Kovačić, Ivana Martinčević KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT IN DIGITAL ERA
14:30 – 15:00 Tomaž Poznič DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN SLOVENIAN ECONOMY

15:00    Closing ceremony and group photography

NOTIFICATION: In the case of insufficient number of paid registrations the conference can be canceled one moth prior to the conference. Already paid registrations can either be used for a forthcoming ABSRC Conference or reimbursed upon request (reimbursement does not include additional bank transfer fees, travel and accommodation costs or any other costs).